Daisy Ridley will present an Oscar at the 2016 Academy Awards.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens starlet joins big name presenters, such as Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, fellow Episode VII star Andy Serkis, and many, many more (via Variety).
It’s not been indicated which of the Oscars Ridley will be presenting, but it will likely be one of the awards Star Wars is being nominated for. Here’s a list of The Force Awakens‘ Oscar nominations: Best Original Score, Visual Effects, Achievement in Sound Mixing, and Achievement in Sound Editing.
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It’s great to see Daisy Ridley getting the recognition and public attention she deserves. She did a standout job as Rey, especially for it being her first big feature film. The movie industry needs more fresh faces and bubbly personalities like hers. The only thing that would make her presenting at the Oscars more perfect would be if her partner in crime on the set, John Boyega, could present with her. The fun and cuteness would almost be too much to handle.
A Visual Effects win almost seems a given. Industrial Light & Magic blew everyone’s minds, both in theaters and with their VFX video detailing the behind-the-scenes process that went into creating both CG and practical effects. I’d say the same for sound, but it’s got some steep competition in the form of The Martian and Mad Max: Fury Road. Meanwhile, it’s got to go up against the acclaimed The Hateful Eight music for Best Original Score.